A reference work on feeding management of the beef cattle herd: from fundamentals to practical recommendations, taking account of the calving season and the forage management system.
"Feed management" requires a clear understanding of the chemical composition, the nutritional value of fodder and the raw materials. This work therefore provides full tables of the value of feeds intended for ruminants.
This work is the first manual devoted specifically to rabbit biology. It recounts the history of the domestic rabbit and summarises current knowledge. It also makes concrete recommendations on rabbit breeding practices for both families and professionals and for pet rabbits.
This work provides the technical elements required for daily feeding of horses, ponies and donkeys, from troughs and on grass. It is an inseparable supplement to the work Horse nutrition and feed which lays down the theoretical bases of nutrition.
Agriculture in France accounts for approximately 20% of all greenhouse gas emissions. This book suggests ten actions or agricultural practices to reduce them without substantial change to production systems nor a significant reduction in production. An estimated mitigation potential for each one in tonnes CO2 equivalent avoided and the associated costs or savings in euros are given for 2030.
This work makes updated scientific knowledge of nitrogen flows on livestock farms and their fate available to policymakers and public and private players. It also identifies technological, organisational, structural or territorial options to reduce the pressures of nitrogen emissions from farms on the environment.
Soil fertility is at the crossroads of the challenges of food security, environmental protection and economic profitability of the agricultural activity. This book presents the results of a long-term reflection on the context of fertilisation in the next five to ten years. It defines the needs in terms of methods and tools for managing biogeochemical cycles and integrating fertilisation into agriculture.
Why are French farmers so afraid of the future? Why is our agriculture that was so brilliant and remains a jewel in our exports seeing its performances receding in relation to several of its competitors. What are the paths towards regaining ground? Observer and enthusiastic player in agriculture, the author offers us a resolutely optimistic view of the future of French farming.
The food act - as a total social fact - makes a deep-seated impression on the economy and societies. In the era of the global village, this book urges the reader to scrutinise the global food system promoted by the food-processing multinationals as well as the alternative models aiming to renew the ways of producing, trading and eating. It analyses the undercurrents of food consumption from its cultural, nutritional and economic viewpoints. It defines the major traits of world agriculture and food-processing trading and retraces the trajectory of French agriculture. Public policies, strategically important as they support agricultural production and boost food security, are also examined with a fine tooth comb. Lastly, the author questions our ability to feed nine billion human beings in 2050.
Reproduction has been researched thoroughly and enriched with new tools for exploring living creatures that have played havoc with our knowledge of mechanisms and renewed the concepts. Over one hundred renowned French and international specialists have contributed to this reference work that summarises current knowledge on reproduction and its applications in animals and humans.